Leesburg, Virginia -- May 27, 2014 -- The Womenâ€™s Industry Network has announced that Shellie Andrews of CSN - Danaâ€™s Collision Center has been elected to the position of Treasurer on WINâ€™s Executive Committee. This marks a continuation as Treasurer for Andrews, as she also served in the position in the 2013-2014 season.
The 2014-2015 Executive Committee was elected during the WIN Board of Directors Annual Meeting held during the recent Educational Conference in San Diego, Calif.
In addition to Andrew, the new leadership team will consist of Denise Caspersen (National Autobody Parts Warehouse, Inc.) Chair; Terri Neely (Nagyâ€™s Collision Specialists) Vice Chair and Petra Schroeder (Axalta) Secretary.
Margaret Knell (I-CAR) will assume her role as Immediate Past Chair and addressed the membership with a heartfelt statement regarding the organization.
"I am honoured to have served as your Chair for the past year,â€ said Knell. â€œWhile we have accomplished many things, there are many more opportunities ahead. WIN would not be here without its members, volunteers, and supporters.â€
In addition to the new executive team, the Board welcomed new industry representatives including Jaclyn Byers (State Farm Insurance Co.); Trish Gould (Keenan Auto Body); Nina Pedraza-Zinna (SCA Appraisal); Marie Peevy (Automotive Training Coordinators, LLC); and Jessica Rob (AkzoNobel).
Board members continuing their service to the organization include Susanna Gotsch (CCC Information Services Inc.); Katie Henwood (Axalta Coatings Systems); Melissa Miller (CARSTAR Franchise Systems); Amy Nuttall(USAA); Michelle Sullivan (AkzoNobel Coatings, Inc.); Beverly Rook-Twibell (Safelite Solutions); and Ruth Weniger (Airbag Solutions, LLC).
After being announced as the incoming Chair of WIN, Casperson stated, â€œwe have set the tone of inclusion with our framework of membership from all segments of the collision industry, and our Board reflects that diversity. Iâ€™m honored to be leading WINâ€™s efforts for the coming year and to be networked with so many professional and talented women who are actively engaged in driving the future of women in our industry.â€ She went on to say, â€œI would encourage anyone who shares our commitment to promote the future of women in collision and to drive accomplishment based on talent to spread the word and get involved with WIN!â€
At the event, the assemblage also recognized departing board members with a memento of appreciation and a warm round of applause. Board members concluding their term included Teresa Bolton (ASE); Victoria Jankowski (State Farm Insurance Co.); Melissa Perez (FinishMaster Inc.); and Jessica Voss-Kehl (3M).